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Overview

Codes and Standards Committee

Pursuant to the requirements of Connecticut General Statutes 29-252, the State Building Inspector and the Codes and Standards Committee (CAS) are responsible for adoption of a State Building Code based on a nationally recognized model building code.

Pursuant to various sections of Chapter 541 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Codes and Standards Committee also meets monthly (except July) to hear and decide appeals of decisions of:

  • Local Building Officials 
  • Local Fire Marshals 
  • Local Building Board of Appeals 
  • State Building Inspector 
  • State Building Inspector together with Office of Protection and Advocacy 
  • State Fire Marshal

 
The Codes and Standards Committee has established a procedure for filing appeals concerning decisions made by building code officials and fire code officials. The Request for Appeal Form shall be used when submitting an appeal for relief from a decision.

Adoption Process for the 2018 State Building and Fire Safety Codes

The State Building Inspector, State Fire Marshal and the Codes and Standards Committee announced on December 29, 2016 intent to adopt the 2018 State Building and Fire Safety Codes based on the 2015 editions of the International Code Council (ICC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents.

Technical review of these codes is being conducted by the Committee’s Codes Amendment Subcommittee along with DAS staff.  This review began January 2017 and is planned to be completed July 2017.  Details regarding the process and schedule can be found on our Code Adoption web page.  

Anyone interested in receiving informational and update emails may request to be included on our email list by sending a request to DAS.CodesStandards@ct.gov.  

 

The State Codes and Standards Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month. A regular monthly meeting is not held in July. Meetings begin at 1:00 P.M.

Meetings will be held at:

450 Columbus Boulevard, 2nd Floor South West Room, 
Hartford, CT 06109.